Pharmacy Owner, Accountant Indicted
Authorities have arrested Mohamed Mokbel, CEO of 4M Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Fathy Elsafty, allegedly 4M’s accountant and tax preparer, on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud relating to a pharmacy fraud scheme. 4M Pharmaceuticals allegedly functioned as an outbound telemarketing call center that solicited Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance patients nationwide. The indictment alleges call center employees offered patients medically unnecessary diabetic supplies and topical creams, although many refused the solicitations; patients’ insurance plans were allegedly billed anyway. In some cases, 4M pharmacies billed for prescriptions dispensed after a patient’s death, according to the allegations. Read a story from ABC 13 Eyewitness Newsand a Department of Justice press release.
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